MEDIA ADVISORY: LUNG FORCE Walk: Rhode Island to be held at Warwick City Park/Buttonwoods Beach on Saturday, June 13 | American Lung Association

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MEDIA ADVISORY: LUNG FORCE Walk: Rhode Island to be held at Warwick City Park/Buttonwoods Beach on Saturday, June 13

(June 10, 2015)

WHO: The American Lung Association of the Northeast, and hundreds of participants and volunteers. 

WHAT:  The American Lung Association’s LUNG FORCE Walk: Rhode Island is sponsored by Lilly Oncology, Kindred Healthcare, Boehringer Ingelheim, Medtronic, Genentech,  Coastline Emergency Medical Services, Channel 10 News,  IHeart Media, Rhode Medical Imaging, Amica Insurance and 21st Century Oncology. 

WHEN:  Saturday, June 13, 2015. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. The walk will kick off at 9:30 a.m.

WHERE: Warwick City Park/Buttonwoods Beach

WHY:  Lung cancer is the #1 cancer killer of women, killing almost twice as many women as any other cancer. In fact, statistics show that fewer than half of all women diagnosed with lung cancer survive one year after diagnosis. Anyone can get lung cancer - including women who don’t currently smoke or who have successfully quit smoking. Yet, according to new research from the American Lung Association’s Women’s Lung Health Barometer, only 1 percent of women identify lung cancer as a cancer that is top-of-mind for them. 

 

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